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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Alessio  

Pen Name: Julia Curtin

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: N/A


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-- Website -- http://amyalessio.com
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Illinois Connection

Alessio is a teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Alessio is an award winning librarian and an author. Her first young adult mystery was published in 2013 and she has adult mystery stories published in anthologies and on Kindle with recipes - ''Treasures'', ''Missing Andy'', ''Felled by Fruitcake'' and ''Hearts and Daggers''. A teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library, she has edited professional titles, including ''Excellence in Library Services for Young Adults'' and ''Missing''. Her recent reference titles include the co-authored ''A Year of Programs for Teens 2'' and ''Mind Bending Mysteries for Teens''. Amy has published articles on books, author marketing and social media. She also reviews adult and teen titles for national publications, including Booklist and Teenreads.com and has served on the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association board.Amy also presents Vintage Cooking and Crafting presentations based on her popular blog.


Published Works

  • A Year of Programs for Teens, American Library Association Editions, 2006 - written with Kimberly A. Patton
  • The Heat of the Moment, Echelon Press Publishing, 2007 - written with Regan Black and Carl Brookins
  • A Year of Programs for Teens 2, American Library Association Editions, 2011 - written with Kimberly A. Patton
  • Taking the High Ground, 4RV Publishing LLC, 2013
  • Year of Programs for Millennials and More, American Library Association Editions, 2015 - written with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci
  • Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities for the Entire Year, American Library Association Editions, 2015 - written with Heather Booth


Selected Titles At Your Library

A year of programs for teens /
ISBN: 0838909035. OCLC Number:

American Library Association,. Chicago :. 2007.

Offers a collection of activities for every month of the year, including a photography contest and a "Love Stinks Chocolate Fest" for February.

The heat of the moment :
ISBN: 1590805968. OCLC Number:

Echelon Press,. Laurel, MD :. ©2008.

A year of programs for teens 2 /
ISBN: 0838910513. OCLC Number:

American Library Association,. Chicago :. 2011.

In this sequel to the book that "takes teen services to a new level" (Adolescence), YA experts Amy J. Alessio And Kimberly A. Patton present entirely new content while building on their previously successful formula. This volume offers themed book lists and read-alikes as well as appendixes with reproducible handouts for the various programs. This invaluable collection includes.

Taking the high ground /
ISBN: 1940310008. OCLC Number:

. .

The beginning: Having a cop for an uncle was like have a big brother in the 1984 sense; he was always watching. Troy already called the house this morning to ask Mom if I'd written everything down for the police report. I knew if I didn't get something down soon he'd come over here to "help." It was hard to know where to start. I never thought I would have to explain how I helped catch a murderer or how I almost got killed myself.

A year of programs for millennials and more /
ISBN: 0838913326. OCLC Number:

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A collection of programming ideas, with a target audience from late teens to millennials into their forties. Includes suggestions for marketing the programs, and examines the needs and takeaway goals for each program. Programs are arranged through the calendar year.

Club programs for teens :
ISBN: 0838913342. OCLC Number:

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Want to keep the momentum going after a successful teen event? That "one off" can easily be turned into a popular monthly club that will keep young adults coming back. Designed to be used in school or public library settings, this themed program guide offers guidance on how to handle summer, winter, and year-round reading programs, with activities ranging from easy to elaborate; provides activities useful for libraries with monthly teen clubs as well as those who want to plan occasional fun events; and saves planning time and offers maximum flexibility by cross-referencing programs by themes, allowing one program to be used with different audiences. Includes resource lists, readalikes, tips for success, and lessons learned from programs that went awry


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Speaking Engagements

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